In Turkey, the 108th anniversary of the Victory in the Battle of Chanackal is celebrated – one of the largest and bloody battles of the First World War.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan congratulated compatriots on a great victory.
In a message to the people, Erdogan gave a high appreciation to the heroism of hundreds of thousands of the sons of the Turkish people who gave their lives in the struggle for statehood.
The Head of State noted that the Turkish people will forever preserve the memory of the Great Victory achieved thanks to the courage of the Turkish soldiers.
“We thank the memory of the heroes and the Shehids, who defeated Chanakkale 108 years ago, trying to preserve the presence of the Turks in Anatolia and protecting the original Turkish lands from the imperialists,” follows the message.
The victory in the battle of Chanakkal is a great heroic epic, due to which the Turkish people once again told the world that they would never give up their independence, Erdogan emphasized.
The Turkish people united in difficult times and did not allow the enemy to step on the lands poured by the blood of the Shehids, the President’s Epistle says.
Today, working for the good of the country and the people, the Turkish government is showing the same will that was demonstrated in the battle of Chanakkal, Erdogan noted.
“We continue our struggle, believing that any difficulties can be overcome by unity and unity. And henceforth, we will not get away from our struggle for a minute, are ready to protect the homeland and flag under any current conditions in order to pay tribute to the heroism of the shahids and veterans of the battle with Chanackale “,- follows from the text of the message.
Erdogan congratulated the Turkish people on the holiday and noted that with gratitude and respect the memory of all heroes, mainly the founder of the Turkish Republic of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.